How to Fix Donald Trump’s Schedule

According to recent media stories, President Donald J. Trump’s days are a bit… unorthodox. He works for 14 hours, sleeps five to six hours per night, and drinks 10-12 Diet Cokes each day. And that’s just the beginning. As a Canadian, I have no official say in American...

What Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Can Teach You About Building Positive Company Culture

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Michael Gervais, co-creator of the popular Compete to Create training program with Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll. He was reminiscing about the weeks the two of them shared leading up to football's...

12 Things Every CEO (and Employee) Needs to Know About Compensation and Benefits

In a competitive talent landscape, employers should be mindful of their total compensation and benefits programs and packages to attract the high-level, skilled talent they seek. Understanding what employees expect and what your organization can deliver, and then...

Planning and Goal-Setting So You Can Work Less and Make More

When you’re busy taking care of business, it can easily take you for a ride. You know you’re on this ride when you become very reactive—constantly putting out fires and responding to whichever customer or product is screaming loudest for your attention. This is how...

7 Rules for Health and Fitness

Being truly healthy is not just the absence of disease or illnesses. Good overall health is a balance of many aspects in life: a healthy diet, regular exercise, getting enough sleep, professional and personal care, and healthy social interactions. But with the many...

Breakdown of the Perfect Squat

When I was a teenager I got into competitive powerlifting. Feeling strong and capable in the gym gave me a foundation of confidence that I don’t even think I realized until I was much older. I love all of the power lifts but my favorite has to be the squat. It’s known...

Football-Inspired Bodyweight Workout

Getting bored with your current workout is normal. The same old ab workout or shoulder workout that once made you so sore now feels stale and boring. What’s going on? It’s called adaptation and it’s a signal that it’s time to try something new! Fortunately for you I...

Superb Stability Exercises

Superb Stability Exercises

When I first rolled out on a Fit ball at a fitness convention over 13 years ago, I gained a true understanding of the importance of stability exercises. I rolled this way and that, even landing on my butt once before I got the hang of balancing on the unstable...

Pushup Challenge

 At any given moment there are thousands of fitness contests and challenges to keep us pushing the boundaries of our physical achievement – whether it’s building up to 100 burpees a day or doing crazy versions of the pull up or flipping gigantic tires end over end, we...

Misunderstood Exercise: Breakdown of the Proper Lunge

https://youtu.be/7L5A_wHvJxU The lunge is an excellent exercise for lower body strengthening, coordination, and balance. Though it may appear to be an isolated lower body exercise, it requires the participation of the entire body to be performed properly. Foot...

10 Simple Changes to Move More Every Day

Have you ever been visiting a city for the first time, and though you’re indulging in all of the local fare, noticed that you’re feeling lighter due to all the walking you’re doing as you explore an exciting new place? I have — in Seattle. I think I actually lost...

Breakdown of the Perfect Pushup

Breakdown of the Perfect Pushup

https://youtu.be/S_g_inzwpd8 The pushup is one of the best exercises you can do for total body strengthening. Though it may appear to be an isolated upper body exercise it requires the participation of the entire body to be performed properly. Hand positioning varies...

Can We Live a Pain-Free Life?

Reducing and eliminating pain is a fervent quest that many of us are on or have undertaken and I am no exception to this pursuit, but I wonder… is it possible to live a pain-free life? Understanding the role that pain and suffering serve in our lives may actually help...

Does Good Posture Really Matter?

Does Good Posture Really Matter?

You probably heard it a hundred times as a teenager: “Sit up straight!” “Fix your posture!” “Don’t slouch!” Good posture has long been the mission of doting mothers and fictitiously strict schoolteachers. And they are right to get on us about sitting a little taller....

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